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LEED O+M: Existing Buildings | v4 - LEED v4

Solid waste management - ongoing

Possible 2 points

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MR Credit: Solid Waste Management – Ongoing

  • Waste diversion must be tracked over the performance period to earn this credit. Extrapolations from waste audits performed are not allowed.
  • Ensure that the form narrative describes how mercury-containing lamp recycling and safe storage has been implemented as part of the solid waste management policy during the performance period. Describe the means for verifying the mercury-containing lamp diversion rate.
  • If the diversion rate documented for the performance period is significantly higher than the rate found in the waste stream audit provided for MRp Ongoing Purchasing and Waste Policy, provide a narrative to justify the difference.
  • Remember that mercury-containing lamps and batteries are considered hazardous waste, and are required to be disposed of safely. For this reason, mercury-containing lamps and batteries should not be included in the calculations for this credit.
  • K-12 schools may exclude food waste from the final performance calculations if evidence can be provided that food waste composting services are not available or are not economically feasible. Include evidence that, during the performance period, an awareness program was implemented to encourage occupants to reduce food waste. See the credit requirements for additional guidance.

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